We hack, therefore we are.

It’s a hack, but it’s not what you would think.

We are holding our first hackathon @ Cats & Shepherd, which will be the first of many because we see it as a way to develop our local talent, explore what’s possible in code and most importantly, have fun.

Oh and eat pizza.

And, in 24 hours, deliver something that could have a real world impact.

For those who don’t know: “A hackathon, also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest, is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects.”

The hack will last for 24 hours at our offices in Umhlanga and is scheduled to start on Friday the 26th of August at 6pm.

We will be running two hacks with two very different end products; the first, suited to pure design and development and the second, which is heavily skewed to data science and the principle of putting users in charge of their data.

Prizes up for grabs are R20 000 in Amazon/ Azure credits or an internship with ourselves for three months to flesh out what you have built.

This will be a closed hackathon, so click HERE to apply and we will be in touch.

Will you be changing the world with us?

To whet your appetite, below is the agenda for the hack. We are getting some senior developers in to be on call to mentor and provide drop in workshops throughout the hack. Plus, there will be Steers … and beer.

  • Fri 26th 6pm-7pm : Happy Hour & hello
  • 7pm-7:30pm : Intros & Welcome
  • 7:30pm-8:00pm : Sponsors Talks Stream-POPIfields ( AWS & Hodari)
  • 7:30pm-8:00pm : Brief Stream-POPIfields
  • 8:00pm-8:30pm : Brief Stream-Incite
  • 8:00pm-8:30pm : Sponsors Talks Stream-Incite ( AWS & Eversheds )
  • 8:30pm-9:00pm : Hack Starts: teams, ideas, collab, design
  • 9:00pm-11:30pm : Hack
  • 10:00pm-10:30pm : Workshop ##1 – Node, AWS
  • 10:30pm-11:00pm : Workshop ##2 – Node, AWS
  • 11:30pm-12:00am : Midnight snacks
  • Sat 27th 12:00am-8:00am : Hack
  • 7:00am-7:30pm : Breakfast
  • 8:30pm-12:00pm : Hack
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm : Lunch
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm : Hack
  • 2pm-4pm : Hack Presentations
  • 4pm-4:30pm : Judging & Awards
  • 4:30pm-5pm : Thanks
  • 5pm-6pm : Happy Hour & farewell

Here is that link once again.

Looking forward to keeping you up all night!

If you want to sponsor this with us, drop me a line mark at catsandshepherd dot com